Sr. Fellow David T. Beito appears on the Fox Business News' "Stossel" to debate whether government or private charity is a better way to abolish poverty. Beito, editor of the book The Voluntary City says that government is outdated and its War on Poverty is a failure.
Independent Institute Senior Fellow Lawrence J. McQuillan suggests that employees, not employers, should be in control of health insurance.
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Independent Institute Senior Fellow John R. Graham proposes a major change to Obamacare that would allow a level playing field for everyone.
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Sr. Fellow Ivan Eland appeared on Arise TVs XChange program to talk about German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Merkel has called for austerity in Europe and has helped Europe avoid economic collapse. Although she mediated bailouts in Europe, the situation would have been worse without her leadership. Merkel has also demanded sanctions against Russia.
Sr. Fellow William F. Shughart II appeared on The Gary Nolan radio show to discuss the Export-Import bank. In a recent syndicated Op-Ed, Shughart wrote that the Export-Import bank distorts prices and it interferes with the free flow of international commerce.
On June 17, 2014, Sr. Fellow Lawrence McQuillan spoke at an event for supporters of the Independent Institute. Dr. McQuillan spoke about Californias state pension system, a topic he writes about frequently, including in his forthcoming book California Dreamin: Resolving the Public Pension Crisis.
First he defines the types of pension programs for state employees, he outlined how funding for the programs is not sustainable for the promises made to pension recipients. The state admits to an unfunded liability of $140 billion, but McQuillan says that is actually an underestimate. According to most economists, the true amount of the unfunded liability is $430 billion.
How did this happen? McQuillan explains and offers six solutions to keep the pension systems solvent.